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Ginger vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Chayote

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, yet Chayote is higher in Folate.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 21% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger contains 4 times more Magnesium than Chayote. While Ginger contains 43mg of Magnesium, Chayote contains only 12mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Ginger
5
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Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains more Copper +83.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 13% 9% 8% 12% 1% 21% 41%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains more Copper +83.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Equal in Calcium - 17

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Ginger
4
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Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.7%
Contains more Folate +745.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 26% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 70% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.7%
Contains more Folate +745.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ginger Chayote
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Chayote Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 2.81g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.82g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.13g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 4.51g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 19kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 1.66g Chayote
Fiber 2g 1.7g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 17mg Chayote
Iron 0.6mg 0.34mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 12mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 18mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 125mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 2mg Chayote
Zinc 0.34mg 0.74mg Chayote
Copper 0.226mg 0.123mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.12mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 7.7mg Chayote
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.025mg
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.029mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.47mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.249mg Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.076mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 93µg Chayote
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 4.1µg Chayote
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.011mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.04mg Chayote
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.044mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.077mg Chayote
Lysine 0.057mg 0.039mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.001mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.047mg Chayote
Valine 0.073mg 0.063mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.015mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.028g Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.01g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.057g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger Chayote
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Ginger
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
13
Chayote

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
11%
Ginger
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
5%
Chayote
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/nutrients
  2. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.